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President and Chief Executive Officer

Matt Berman

Matt Berman was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Foresters FinancialTM  in January 2024. Since joining Foresters in 2017, Matt has held several leadership roles including, President of the US and Canada Divisions, Chief Distribution Officer and President of our former subsidiary, Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company (FLIAC). 

Prior to serving in his current position, Matt played a pivotal role advancing the transformation of our distribution channels, product portfolio, operations and underwriting. His notable achievements include new agent-intermediated and direct-to-consumer sales partnerships, diversifying the product portfolio and a relentless commitment to enhancing the digital customer journey. He also championed a culture of well-being by introducing first-in-market products and member benefits protecting individuals living with diabetes. Matt has been essential in fortifying the Foresters brand, implementing internal controls and fostering a culture of innovation.

He has 30 years of experience leading strategic planning, distribution and product management in both the property and casualty and life and savings insurance sectors, most notably with AXA, AIG and Zurich Insurance.

Matt holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

417587 CAN/US/UK (01/24)